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As volunteers of the Polish Medical Mission, we have successfully completed the first stage of the Haiti aid project.
We have improved the lives of hundreds of people in the poorest areas of the country, working together with the mobile clinic as well as providing medical education, food and teaching materials to children.
This visit also allowed us to get to know the situation on the spot and the enormity of needs which exists there, especially regarding health care.
Haiti is a region constantly plagued and damaged by natural disasters, and also the poorest country of the western hemisphere. 80% of the population of Haiti lives below the poverty line and around 60% in extreme poverty. The people over there simply fight for survival each day. Access to health care services is very limited, whereas the local health care system is inefficient.
Yet another problem is limited access to clean water and environmental pollution which cause development of infectious diseases, such as typhoid and malaria, as well as infections.
Volunteers of the Polish Medical Mission (paramedics) will go to Haiti for the second time this year to work with a team of the local emergency service and mobile clinic. They will provide help to the sick who do not have permanent access to health care.
We will also support these local organisations by purchasing drugs and equipment necessary to save lives and conduct training for them with a view to improving the quality of medical aid they provide.
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